The Old Lion

(113 Reviews)
Pailton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 0HQ
British

Top offer

2 steaks for £22

This offer is available from January 16, 2020 until February 27, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

Restaurant description

A welcoming village pub with traditional style and modern gastropub flavours, The Old Lion is an inviting spot for leisurely meals. Dogs are welcome in the bar area, and there are crackling log fires to relax by with a glass of wine or cask ale.

The Old Lion menu is a modern example of British gastropub excellence, with classic dishes sitting alongside contemporary flavours. Artisan breaded brie with a red berry jelly is a great sharer to start off with, moving on to pub favourites like cod and chips or homemade pie of the day. There are rustic pizzas cooked in the stone oven, and succulent steaks and burgers from the grill menu too.

Enjoy generous Sunday roasts at The Old Lion in Rugby, featuring a choice of slow-cooked meats with all the trimmings. Local cask ales and ciders are served at the bar, as well as a concise wine list and extensive choice of international spirits.

A homely pub with modern updates and a gourmet menu, The Old Lion is a 9-minute drive from Rugby Rail Station.

Customer reviews for The Old Lion
4.2
(based on 113 reviews)

87%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • dinner (84)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (16)
  • lunch (46)
  • luxury (8)
  • private dining (17)
  • romantic (19)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (28)
  • views (1)
  • By Darren C from Rugby
    26 January 2020

    Nice Sunday lunch with my parents food good service was a bit slow

  • By Laura W W from Rugby
    19 January 2020

    Great service, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. The roast beef Sunday lunch was especially good. Nice choice for vegetarians.

  • By Lesley B from Rugby
    19 January 2020

    Booking experience good. Service was slow, lamb was tough. Vegetables good selection. Dessert, toffee pudding excellent.

  • By Lesley E from Clifton upon Dunsmore, Rugby
    18 January 2020

    The food was vety good and nicely presented. A birthday cake I'd made was brought to the table without prompting and which made the whole experience very relaxing. Would certainly come again.

  • By David T from Hinckley
    15 January 2020

    Four of us enjoyed dinner celebrating my birthday. The Old Lion has been recently updated, beautifully decorated and the restaurant has a smashing menu. Food was full of flavour, wonderfully cooked and very nicely presented. The owner was doing the waiting in the restaurant, a lovely gentleman and doing his diners proud.

  • By Jason B from Milton Keynes
    15 January 2020

    It was a Wednesday lunchtime in mid January so the restaurant was very quiet as you might expect. Food however was excellent. Two of us had the steak and Ale Pie (which we were informed after ordering was on a two for one deal!) and it was one of the best I have ever eaten. Starters were also fantastic. I would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

  • By Sam Donnelly D from Stretton
    4 January 2020

    Lovely atmosphere very relaxing food was most enjoyable as always

  • By Spencer Q from Rugby
    3 January 2020

    Loved it here. The food was amazing and so was the service. Will definitely be booking again

  • By Thomas V from Birmingham
    19 December 2019

    I had a very dry falafel burger which was like paste in the mouth. To be honest an improvement would be great. Maybe by adding a nice relish and some crispy salad and tomatoes in the burger, I have ordered a half pint and I have been served a whole pint. The only thing that cheered me up was the interior and cosiness of the pub. Could definitely be better than this.

  • By Chris I from Rugby
    19 December 2019

    Friendly attentive staff with modern décor, Menu has a good selection to suit most tastes. Service was efficient & food was served piping hot. Good place for informal relaxed dining.

Restaurant Location Map
The Old Lion
Pailton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 0HQ

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